South Shore Gambrel farmhouse-kitchen
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South Shore Gambrel Farmhouse Kitchen, Boston

Photo by Randy O'Rourke
www.rorphotos.com
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http://frankshirleyarchitects.com
Example of a mid-sized country l-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor eat-in kitchen design in Boston with soapstone countertops, black appliances, recessed-panel cabinets, a farmhouse sink, green cabinets, beige backsplash, ceramic backsplash and no island — Houzz

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hilltophomeowner wrote:
Dishwasher not next to sink - Does the dishwasher placement work well for you?
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frisbee_ossipian

Love the soft grey color. Did you oil them or leave them the natural color?

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queeni1951
What is the distance between the left side of sink (facing it) and perpendicular counter?
I guess another way to ask, what is width of drawers and cabinet frame?
Thank you so much!
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henrithehorse wrote:
Soapstone - This is so light. What type of soapstone is this? Thank you.
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Kathleen Whitmer
What about water spots? I live out here in California and our water is solo hard. Does your soapstone show water rings and spots?
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seteich
Hello, Where did you get your beautiful soapstone?
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chloe77 wrote:
Love the oven. Where did you find that little gem?
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bobobobo

The kitchen is still wonderful to use, very practical and easy to keep clean. The Farrow and Ball paint has held up amazingly well. I can wash everything, including the entire stove, with a hot soapy rag.

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rbattlesfoy

I love the simplicity of this kitchen.

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J.T. Schaefer wrote:
Can one get soapstone in 3/4 inch thickness (2 cm)? - We cannot find 2cm granite on the US east side, or at least in the Southeast.
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Granite Grannies

You can't have that much planed down. And everywhere should have a 2cm Black Galaxy. MSI is a huge distributor with locations all over the country. I know for a fact that they carry 2cm Black Galaxy at their MD location, and I'm guessing they do at other locations as well. Find a good fabricator on houzz for your area and then tell them what you want. If they can't find it, then find a different fabricator, because 2cm Black Galaxy is not hard to find.

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noki24 wrote:
Did you make that sink or was in the available in the same material as - The sink.
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pennylayne111

@bobobobo I am also wondering if you had your fabricator create the sink, using your slab of soapstone, or if you bought a pre-made sink? Thank you!

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Candee B

Is this soapstone oiled? Thanks.

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kkwong4 wrote:
Chemical smell - We bought an undermount stainless sink, but noted a chemical smell on the underside of the sink. it could be a sealant, but I am concerned if it is toxic? Could the sink be chaned out without tearing apart the countertop? Thanks .
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Amanda Jones
If you replaced counter or other pieces, it may also be off-gassing of those but is most likely the sealant "curing". Yes, in both cases, over exposure is toxic. Ventilate the area until the smell ceases. If it does not, contact your installer and ask about the products used. They may need to come out and redo it with a more Eco friendly product (and YES, those DO exist but are often a bit more expensive). Hope that helps.
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kkwong4
Thanks for your input.
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Leah Owen wrote:
Cabinet Color - Do you know the color of the cabinets?
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bobobobo
Old White by Farrow and Ball, super easy to get clean with a wet soapy (dishsoap) rag.
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bobobobo
Looks perfect a year and a half later with plenty of cleaning and wear.
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vmlaviero wrote:
New kitchen in CT - What size is the window and is a Marvin?
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sararhoward

Can you please tell me who made the cabinets?

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Anne Marie Keil wrote:
Light fixture? - Where is the over the sink light fixture from?
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nicki53
like light fixture over sink
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japanjill wrote:
Where are the drawer knobs and pull from?
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bobobobo
Bosetti-Marella from the Hardward Hut (online). Click on the oil rubbed bronze section and scroll through the pages. Has been great so far (over a year and a half).
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csterbenz wrote:
what is the size total of these window?
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bobobobo
Frank Shirley would know as might Mark Landry of Landmark Services.
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janmarie wrote:
Can you tell me where this light fixture over the sink comes from? It is so unique!
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bobobobo
Unfortunately it was a second hand store find that worked out great. I got the great glass shades from Rejuvenation Hardware. On their site you can match up your diameters to their shades and view options and room views, great site! There a lot of antique lighting places or architectural places that sell similar fixtures. Rejuvenation makes it easy to customize your shade and totally change the look of the fixture in your room.
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benedictben wrote:
Could you share the manufacturer of the lighting fixture above sink?
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babybabble wrote:
Love the windows - Love thee windows but where do you store glasses, etc without the upper cabinets. Have this same configuration drawn in plans for a renovation but they are removing the side windows due to the above concern. Please, please comment as It has not been done yet and I really don't want to lose the windows! Thank you!
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Mary Fowler Howell wrote:
Cabinet color - What is the cabinet paint color?
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shoppinfool wrote:
Light above sink - I would also like to know where I might find this light. Thanks!
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Becky Harris wrote:
Where on the South Shore? - Bobobobo this kitchen is dreamy! I was just wondering where on the south shore you are located as I went to Hingham High. Thanks so much for all of your helpful answers here.
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belush wrote:
sopastone? Name and where did you purchase .. please
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Rebecca wrote:
what is the size of the windows and mullions? - love these windows. What is the width of the mullions between the windows?
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donohoekara wrote:
what kind of spoapstone is that
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Vanessa Brunner added this to 8 Stylish Sink Types for Kitchens of All Kinds
Stone. A sturdy stone kitchen sink is classic. This particular sink is made of the same stone as the countertops, but if you're looking for something bolder, choose a contrasting material.
Mary Jo Bowling added this to How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink
4. Natural stone sinks.Pros: A natural stone sink — soapstone being the most common choice — can exactly match your countertop material and can give a kitchen an authentic period look.Cons: The material is costly, and it can scratch and chip. Special cleaning products may be required.More about soapstone sinks
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“Great article … the wrong sink can make you hate your kitchen!” — Houzzer kgfree, in the CommentsThis Houzz user sums it up perfectly. Avoid hating your whole kitchen because of the sink and learn about a range of great options in this ideabook by Mary Jo Bowling. This is definitely worth bookmarking to help during your next kitchen renovation. Full story: How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sink
Alison Hodgson added this to Soapstone Counters: A Love Story
Soapstone’s changeability is it’s biggest attraction or detraction, depending on your perspective.This is what soapstone looks like before it’s oiled, and many people love the look. If you do, you can leave it just like this.
Becky Harris added this to 10 Top Backsplashes to Pair With Soapstone Countertops
No backsplash. Because soapstone is a traditional material often seen in farmhouses, this simple, stripped-down look is popular. Another popular move seen here is the integrated soapstone sink. Cabinet color: Old White, Farrow & Ball

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flat drawers maybe with pretty knobs
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